Plant of the week: Herb used to restore sight and lose weight

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Name: Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Otherwise known as: Fenouil, Marathos

Habitat: A perennial member of the Umbelliferae that grows in well-drained soil throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. It has delicate feathery foliage, umbels of tiny yellow flowers on green fleshy stems, and will grow to over two metres in height.

What does it do: In Roman times the seeds and shoots were eaten to combat halitosis and in the belief that it could control obesity. Pliny attributed 20 cures to fennel, observing that it was used by snakes to improve their vision after shedding...


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Plant of the week: Herb used to restore sight and lose weight


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